Psalm 62
New Living TranslationNET Bible
1I wait quietly before God, for my victory comes from him.1For the music director, Jeduthun; a psalm of David. For God alone I patiently wait; he is the one who delivers me.
2He alone is my rock and my salvation, my fortress where I will never be shaken.2He alone is my protector and deliverer. He is my refuge; I will not be upended.
3So many enemies against one man— all of them trying to kill me. To them I’m just a broken-down wall or a tottering fence.3How long will you threaten a man? All of you are murderers, as dangerous as a leaning wall or an unstable fence.
4They plan to topple me from my high position. They delight in telling lies about me. They praise me to my face but curse me in their hearts. Interlude4They spend all their time planning how to bring him down. They love to use deceit; they pronounce blessings with their mouths, but inwardly they utter curses. (Selah)
5Let all that I am wait quietly before God, for my hope is in him.5Patiently wait for God alone, my soul! For he is the one who gives me confidence.
6He alone is my rock and my salvation, my fortress where I will not be shaken.6He alone is my protector and deliverer. He is my refuge; I will not be upended.
7My victory and honor come from God alone. He is my refuge, a rock where no enemy can reach me.7God delivers me and exalts me; God is my strong protector and my shelter.
8O my people, trust in him at all times. Pour out your heart to him, for God is our refuge. Interlude8Trust in him at all times, you people! Pour out your hearts before him! God is our shelter! (Selah)
9Common people are as worthless as a puff of wind, and the powerful are not what they appear to be. If you weigh them on the scales, together they are lighter than a breath of air.9Men are nothing but a mere breath; human beings are unreliable. When they are weighed in the scales, all of them together are lighter than air.
10Don’t make your living by extortion or put your hope in stealing. And if your wealth increases, don’t make it the center of your life.10Do not trust in what you can gain by oppression! Do not put false confidence in what you can gain by robbery! If wealth increases, do not become attached to it!
11God has spoken plainly, and I have heard it many times: Power, O God, belongs to you;11God has declared one principle; two principles I have heard: God is strong,
12unfailing love, O Lord, is yours. Surely you repay all people according to what they have done.12and you, O Lord, demonstrate loyal love. For you repay men for what they do.
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Psalm 61
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